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In the Youth Services area
, there are books, magazines and graphic novels for all interests and reading levels. There are also DVDs and CDs that you can check out and view or listen to at home. Computers and tablets with educational games are available and there is a large selection of materials for parents and teachers. There is also an arts & create area for your child to use their imagination while visiting the library.


For younger children, a Thomas the Train Table, puppets, dramatic play area blocks, and much more await your child as they visit the children’s area.

Children's Programs for all ages are presented throughout the year including a summer learning program with contests and prizes to earn.

Children's Programs During School Year
Thursdays @ 10:30 – Preschool story time, ages 3-5.
 Storytime focuses on pre-literacy skills to help prepare children for a love of learning through books. Children sing, dance, and have new and exciting themes each week with puppets and delightful imaginary play. After story time children create a theme related craft to take home. No registration is necessary Please call 488-3030, ext.130 for further details.


An afterschool program for children ages 7-13 to explore STEAM materials and participate in challenges. STEAM club members can design, build and creatively solve problems as they think like “scientists”. Emphasis is placed on hands on learning and problem solving skills to promote higher level thinking. Registration is required for this club. Call 488-3030 ext 130 to register or email STEAM CLUB meets every third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM.

Lego Club

Lego Club is a club for kids 5-13 who love to build and create with a million legos. Fun challenges and free play is the perfect combination for an hour of super fun, Lego Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 4:30 pm.

Homeschool Club

Our homeschool club meets every Tuesday at 2:30.. Activities include cooking classes, sign language, STEM projects, book contests, scavenger hunts, as well as on site and offsite field trips. To register please email Tara Pioth @

Mini Monet Pre-K Art

An art program for our littles! We meet every Wednesday morning at 10:30. We make the mess so you don’t have to. Ages 3-5, please bring a smock. No need to register.

Artist’s Alike School Age Art

An art study of past and present artists for children 7 and up. Children will learn about artists around the globe and enjoy making their own replica of the famous works created. Registration is required . To register please email Tara Pioth @

Teen Club

Teens ages 13 & up meet the first and last Tuesday of every month @ 5:00 PM. Come enjoy game time, coffee, snacks, and work on a community project or two. Teens matter at Marianna Black Library!